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Institute for Democracy & Higher Education

IDHE Report: Campus Stories

The Institute for Democracy & Higher Education distills some of its research knowledge, expertise, and perspectives into IDHE Reports that address pressing issues in democracy and in higher education. The reports offer valuable insights for leaders and educators who are committed to improving colleges students’ political learning and engagement.

During the contentious 2016 presidential election, college campuses faced myriad challenges in an incredibly polarized political environment. At this unique moment in the nation’s history, we asked: “What are higher education institutions doing to increase political learning and engagement?” Their “stories” are collected in this report, which offers valuable suggestions for how colleges and universities can engage their students during election seasons and beyond.